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Silky Willow Live Stakes - Package Of 100

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Size 1-2'

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Scarlet Hemmingway
Swamp Willow Live stakes

I have mine planted near a stream in my farm. It is growing well. I have to make more purchases soon.

Silky Willow Live Stakes is also known as Salix Sericea. Hardy in planting zones 4-8. The growth rate at maturity can reach 6-15 feet tall and 4-12 feet wide. This tree will have yellow and green stamens/styles from March to April. It also has winter interest and can be a small tree or large shrub.

Silky Willow Live Stakes Is Very Hardy

Plant in soils that thrive in moist conditions. It will tolerate drier soil than other types. Prune in early spring or late winter. If you want a smaller shrub, cut back to the ground every 3-5 years. It also tolerates deer, erosion, wet soil, and black walnut.

The male plants will have ornamental pearl gray catkins on a stem without leaves, with skin that feels like a cat's paw, where the plant gets its name.

This plant is a multi-stemmed, fast-growing shrub or perennial tree that is moisture-loving. It is commonly found along rivers, brooks, streams, swamps, and near any running fresh water, mainly in the eastern United States and Canada.

At its maturity, it will often reach a maximum height of 12 feet at 20 years old but is usually 6.6 to 13.1 feet tall. Its name, "silky willow," refers to the silk flowers and the "silky" white hairs on the undersides of its leaves. The leaves are lance-like blades, dark green on the top, light green underneath, and yellow in the fall.

Silky Willow Live Stakes Grows Great In Spring And Summer

The plant's active growth period is in the spring and summer, with the most significant bloom of fruit and seed in mid-spring. Usually, during May, there are yellow-green blossoms, and then fruits in June. Seeds, bare roots, cuttings, and containers propagate it. When propagated from seed, it slowly forms colonies.

The plants often form clones by stem fragmentation. The stems have branches that are highly brittle at the base and are violet or gray-brown. The branchlets are violet, red-brown, or yellow-brown and are sparse to densely velvety. The plant is low maintenance but does demand a lot of watering.

It does best in slightly acidic and well-drained soils; the ground needed is clay, acid, loan, or moist sand. The plant is adaptable to light conditions, from growing in the open shade to having lots of sun, and it can survive any weather.

These add a lovely shade of purple to any flower garden

These plants can brighten the garden by bringing variety and a shade of purple when the sunlight hits their purplish twigs. It is easy to find this tree in garden stores, nurseries, and other plant distributors.

Silky Willow Live Stakes Has Silvery Narrow Leaves 

This plant is a native of North America with silvery, narrow leaves. The plant is a shrub, which means several stems grow from the woody base. The leaves are simple, either lobed or unlobed, without being separated into leaflets. One blade occurs per node along the plant's stem.

The edges of the foliage have teeth, and the leaves drop off each winter. The shrub's fruit is dry and will split open upon ripening. The twigs can be brown, yellow, purple, or red in the winter. The plant naturally thrives in wetlands and other areas of damp soil.

These trees get their name because of their blooms. They are soft, bushy, or fuzzy, resembling cotton balls, and cling to the branches. Silky willow live stakes have brown stems with white flowers and can produce a bright red color in the fall months. They serve as ornamental trees rather than trees with a purpose.

Silky Willow Live Stakes Has Exotic Blooms

This tree has long bloomed like cotton; these flowers resemble a cat's tail. These items are often cut and brought indoors as centerpieces or accent pieces. The branches can grow up to 4 feet long, so that you can cut them at different heights. They will bloom in early spring and last until summer. The blooms will remain but turn a darker brown during the fall months. This tree does well in various soil types. Silky willow live stakes can grow as fast as 3 feet per year.